Metatarsal Fractures

Metatarsal fractures are common fractures that occur in the foot and ankle.  They range from slight stress fractures, which can often heal with correct immobilization, to open fractures that require urgent attention.  Metatarsal fractures often occur from twisting injuries or from direct blunt force trauma.

If the fractures are well positioned, they can often be treated with a short leg cast.  When they are displaced, they sometimes need to be re-aligned with pins, screws, or plates to allow optimal healing and functionality of the foot long term.  If they involve growth plates in children, it adds of level of complexity because it can cause premature closure of the growth plate leading to foot deformites.  Jones fractures are fractures in the 5th metatarsal that often do not heal well because of poor blood supply, and they also sometimes need to be surgically addressed.

If you are having any foot and ankle problems, call Dr. Hinderland, your Colorado Springs foot and ankle surgeon today at 719-488-4664!  We are here to help you with any foot and ankle problems you may be having. 

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